Are you a carer of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and young people? Does your service work with carers and offer them training and support? SNAICC’s Family Violence and Cultural Competence workshops may be right for you or someone you know.
SNAICC has developed two new training packages specifically for foster and kinship carers, to help to support and inform you and your service on your cultural journey. The training packages aim to provide skills, knowledge, ideas and activities that foster culturally responsive approaches and practices for carers of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and young people.
SNAICC and the Carer KaFÉ (Kinship and Foster Care Education) are offering this new training, which aims to provide culturally informed and inclusive training and support for kinship and foster carers throughout Victoria. The training also links carers to SNAICC’s ongoing support and information hub for carers, through our online resources on the Supporting Carers website. This website assists carers of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children in their day-to-day roles, and aims to ensure that a range of accessible and relevant resources, ideas and information are available to support carers who work with our children.
Our training includes:
Family Violence: Safe for our Kids
Culturally-safe healing approaches for carers of Aboriginal children and young people who have experienced family violence, is the key to recovery. Using trauma-informed cultural strategies, this training will help you to promote healing and healthy attachments in the young people in your care.
During this session you will:
- gain an overview of Australian history from an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander perspective, including the impact of colonisation
- learn about the impact of family violence on Aboriginal children and young people
- identify initial ways to recognise and respond to family violence issues
- understand the importance of self-care when working with children and young people
- use a holistic, healing and strength-based approach to preventing and responding to family violence while applying a cultural lens.
Cultural Competence: Walking and Working Together
This workshop will help you to build skills and develop culturally safe and healing approaches to engage with the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and young people in your care. The training will help you understand the cultural context of your caring role, as well as providing practical methods to engage with those you care for.
During this session you will:
- understand the impact of historical and current trauma on children’s identities
- learn about the nature of kinship and foster care from an Aboriginal perspective
- learn about engaging with the local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community.
Spaces are still available for the following workshops:
19th April Safe for our Kids – Preston – VACCA
23rd April Safe for our Kids – Shepparton – DHHS (East)
3rd May Walking and Working Together – Preston – VACCA
5th June Walking and Working Together – Bendigo – BADAC
Please contact us to register your attendance at any of the above workshops, [email protected].